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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,133 People

    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Daily. Or hourly. Or weekly.

    Or weakly. Sigh.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    TheKAMIFox TheKAMIFox 13-15, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    No one cares about me.

    .I'm never wanted by anyone.I don't know what's true anymore I've been Lied too,cheated on,betrayed I'm tired of just about everything, I like to think people are different but every single one of them have hurt me..Not a single person appreciates what I do for them, they seem to...
    Toaster345 Toaster345 16-17, M 6 mins ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I can't shake it today between money problems

    and having a hard time finding a job I'm can't stop cry just wanna lay in bed
    sharivea sharivea 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What is this stumbling block I have put in my

    path? My anxious hope has shrouded my judgement. The bold Beauty of death is seeming ever so captivating, like a lightning bolt streaking through the pitch black. The quick snatching of life; Death the ultimate thief. Love has stolen my heart, life has stolen my mind, I...
    Walterseymoreflemming Walterseymoreflemming 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    myillmind myillmind 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so close to cutting.

    i haven't done it in a few months but i'm so sad and it would feel so right. i just want to do a few. they'll go away in a week or so.
    whydoineeddone whydoineeddone 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    How is it possible to change

    so much yet change so little? So many exterior changes have occurred in my life but psychologically and in regards to depression; I'm in the same situation I've always been in. I don't take photos anymore because I realised that every memory is painful. I don't sleep because I...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I woke up from a nap today with a

    such a profound sense of nostalgia mixed with sadness; it felt as though I had been crying in my sleep. There was music playing, as had been when I fell asleep, and it just made me feel. When I say feel, I mean FEEL. I could feel the air, the light touching my skin....and tears...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I get that I am young

    and there are plenty more fish in the sea... But I have only been in love once. It happened to be my bestfriend who was a girl.. Our first love. And a really being change of coming out of the closet.. Together. After a year and a half of confusing love she broke my heart. She...
    laneymaee laneymaee 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Life just keeps blowing punches at my face.

    I am drowning. This is just so difficult and I can't keep up. I tried to escape from my past but it just keeps getting it's way to hurt me more and more.
    sweetdisaster17 sweetdisaster17 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 34 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I cant handle it anymore.

    But last time I went to psych ward it didnt help.I wanna die. I could use someone to talk to. I cant handle this life . I........ am losing ground.
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm really fighting depression lately.

    I don't want to get out of bed. My meds don't seem to be helping. I know I'm just frustrating my husband. I'm not getting anything done. He's worried that I'm headed for another suicide attempt, and I can't promise him that I'm not. I tried in July last year. It was really bad...
    suisquirrel suisquirrel 41-45, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I would find a different way to say You're

    gonna have to change everything you've made You're gonna have to reword every metaphor you'd use So that people who are hearing aren't confused....
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Roses are black, violets are extinct,

    this is depression , at least for me. you can't see beauty, you can't see color, your soul becomes lost , all thats left is a body and a brain, a brain that is contaminated, and need drugs to clean it. Faces are happy, people are laughing, you watch and stare in envy, wondering...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    This is the end I fear,

    come to take me away, As it draws near, I want to do what I've always done Run away, hide, cower, and wait for it to pass. It's time for me to accept that change won't come unless I try, And since I won't try, it's time to die....
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    The Struggle The crackling sound pierces

    the still and cold night as I run at full stride in the newly fallen crisp snow. The steam from my mouth leaves a trail behind me as the breathing becomes heavier while I continue to keep the unsustainable pace. I am not running for my health, no, hardly an activity that I would...
    InTheShadowsAgain InTheShadowsAgain 41-45, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Things haven't gotten better.

    Even after 3 months after my suicide attempt I don't want to be here anymore. I'm trapped in a plagued mind that won't let me see any light at the end of the tunnel. I'm still searching for it but I don't find any. I just want rest, peace, and serenity. Pills don't help, my...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm depressed to the point

    where I think death is a better place , I have no friends maybe one and I've been bullied throughout my hole life, I got in to drugs and alcohol and started running away the doctor put me on antidepressants it doesn't work anymore. I always told my self life will get better but...
    skinyxx skinyxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    just got of Paxil after 5 months

    now on Venlafaxine 37.5mg
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Going to the Dr tomorrow morning to have my

    medication switched hopefully :) for those who don't know I've been battling depression for a few years now I've attempted suicide many times but never went all the way through with it I always pretend to smile and be happy so u guys wouldn't have to worry about me but I wantto...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014